Technology is all around us these days with many of us owning multiple devices aimed at making our lives easier. But, if your devices are not fully charged, that technology is useless. That’s why it’s important to make sure your phone and all other on-the-go devices have enough juice before you leave the house. While all of them come with their own chargers, adapters and cords, we all know those kitchen counters can get cluttered quickly with so many wires and devices plugged in at once. That’s why many are turning to USB charger outlets.
What are USB charger outlets?
USB charger outlets look like your normal outlet but have an added feature. This feature lies in the ability to put the wire from your device right into the outlet, skipping the little adapter that you would typically put into the outlet. It skips the middle man, so to speak, and goes directly to the source which in this case is the electricity you need from the outlet.
While USB charger adapters have been around for quite a while, the USB charger outlets are just recently gaining in popularity as people look to streamline their power usage and get more bang for their buck. The powered USB port is right alongside your regular two outlets sites so it doesn’t take up any more space than your regular outlet. It also looks a lot neater too!
As with anything, there are many USB charger outlets on the market. That’s why it’s important to consult an experienced electrician when choosing to upgrade to a USB charger outlet. The team at B&B Electric can help you sort through all the brands and models to find the one that’s best suited for your job.
Why do I need a USB charger outlet?
USB chargers are becoming more popular because they free up outlets that would normally be clogged up with charger adapters. Kitchens and bedrooms are great places to put these types of outlets because those are the rooms where people typically charge their devices. You can add them in any room you want and turn any outlet into a charging station.
Also, by skipping the middle man as we mentioned above, you’re getting right to the electricity source. This results in devices getting charged more quickly which only adds to your efficiency. It’s estimated that a USB charger outlet can charge a device 40 percent quicker than using an adapter that’s plugged into the regular outlet. Wall chargers also use a lot of electricity. By switching over you’ll be saving electricity which in turn will be saving you money. Everyone can get a charge out of that idea!
Installing a USB charger outlet
While there are a lot of DIY projects out there that are perfectly okay to tackle, installing a USB charger outlet is not one of them. Would you run an electrical wire through the wall by yourself? Hopefully the answer is no! Since there is live electricity flowing through the outlet, you need a licensed electrician to make the switch safely. You need someone with experience to run the wire to your new USB connection. It’s not as easy as just popping that adapter into the outlet! It takes skill and knowledge of the properties of electricity. That’s something you can’t get from watching a DIY video online. That only comes with years of experience.
That’s where Ellipsis Technical Solutions Inc. comes in. This electrical contractor, who only hires licensed electricians, can not only install your new USB charger outlet but can also advise you where it may be most useful and which brand is the best for your specific job. You can count on Ellipsis Technical Solutions Inc. to do the job safely and efficiently. If you want the job done correctly the first time, call Ellipsis Technical Solutions Inc. at (201) 892-9797 to make an appointment for one of our electricians to come out and install your new USB charger outlet.